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Lufthansa Cargo is Jettainer’s first cool management customer

Lufthansa Cargo is Jettainer’s first cool management customer

Unit load device (ULD) company Jettainer has welcomed Lufthansa Cargo as its first custumer for its ‘Cool Management’ service.

From now on, the ULD firm is not only managing the temperature-controlled ULDs for its parent company, but also units leased by Lufthansa Cargo.

Additionally, Jettainer is also upscaling its services at Abu Dhabi International Airport with a new Center of Excellence for the management of temperature-sensitive airfreight.

The ULD management is of special significance for the transport of temperature-sensitive goods via airfreight. It requires precise planning and implementation, starting with the sender via the shipper and the airline all the way to the owner of the specialised reefer-containers.

Thus the complexity and also the potential risk for the delicate freight are particularly high, as different temperature-sensitive freight requires dedicated containers. This is why Jettainer’s says it is bundling its expertise in a new Center of Excellence in Abu Dhabi to boost the efficiency of its services between all parties in the supply chain.

Lufthansa Cargo global handling performance manager, Marcus Bezold says: “We are very much appreciating the excellence of service provided by Jettainer, as well as its constant push for innovation. That is why we are certain to now have the best solution for temperature-sensitive goods. The new service by Jettainer will help us to reduce holding time of units, which will reduce our costs for the leasing of additional ULDs.”

Jettainer managing director, Carsten Hernig explains: “The management of cool temperature ULDs is a small but very complex part of our business. Any mistakes do not only have financial repercussions, but also lead to a loss of reputation for our clients.

“At the same time it is of the essence for airlines to become more efficient in this field. That is why we have upgraded our services and are optimistic that we can meet any challenges in this field.“

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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